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learning death toll in the north bay firestorm is stil rising.(grant) thanks for joining us i'm grant lodes... (pam) and i'm pam moore, in for vicki liviakis.... it has now been five days since the massive fires broke out in the north bay... and destruction, devastation and danger remains....(grant) kron4's charles clifford is live in santa rosa with more of that video---and the latest details on the fires... charles? (pam) fire crews are making
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progress on some of the massive wildfires burning in the north bay... here are a look at the latest numbers.... the atlas fire in napa and solano counties has burned more 48-thousand acres and is 45-percent
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contained. the nuns fire in sonoma county has burned more than 46-thousand acres and is 10- percent contained. the tubbs fire in napa county has burned over 35- thousand acres and is 44- percent contained. and in sonoma county...the pocket fire has burned over 10- thousand acres and is five-percent contained. ..... (grant) we also have a detailed map showing where the wildfires are burning. this is from cal fire... it shows the major fires in wine country. if it is shaded in red... that means there is an evacuation order. the red crisscrossed lines indicate where fires have burned or are currently active. the nuns fire which is at the bottom of the map started as four fires which have merged together. the tubbs is near calistoga with santa rosa to the south. the pocket fire is to the north... it is near geyserville. (grant) tonight - parts of
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northern sonoma county are under a new evacuation advisory order. hours ago many residents in the healdsburg area were mandated to leave their homes. kron4's hermela aregawi is live in geyserville with the latest on the evacuation advisories... hermela? vothe tubbs fire has burned through more than 34-thousand acres.the pocket fire significantly smaller has burned through nearly 10- thousand acres.the entire town of geyserville is under an advisory.. but starting back there just east of me... residents have been told to get out.the wind is expected to pick up so the concern is that conditions are going to get a lot more dangerous.and the fire that we saw up there in the hills is going to spread.people that live around here tell me in the last day or so the smoke in the hills of healdsburg had died down but today it's been picking up. around 4 oclock this after
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noon... the sonoma county sheriff's office issued a mandatory evacuation for parts of geyserville and healdsberg. a lot of people left their homes.. and some are nearby under an advisory... concerned that with winds expected to pick up.. they may be next for evacuationwe spoke to geyserville fire department officials..and they tell us it is difficult to keep up with this fire. kevin hansen/geyserville fire department:it's just been horrible. it's breathtaking when you're in the middle of a storm like that and you know people aren't getting out and it's actually heartbreaking and we were just in awe in the immense speed of it but the main concern has been the wind. the wind driven and the red flag warnings make it so that we can't keep up with it. and then the embers grow and it's so dry it just starts in other spots .a lot of the people around here in geyserville are under that advisory.they say it's hard to sleep at night because they're worried that fire may spread quickly..and that they won't have time leave safely.but many of them already packed and ready to go just in case. coming up at 10... we're hear from more residents that say they have been living in fear the last several days.. worried that they're lose everything if the wind changes direction.reporting live in geyserville, hermela aregawi, kron 4 news.
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(pam) tonight in the city of sonoma, elected officials, and local and state law enforcement , hosted a town hall meeting to update people on the fire. kron 4's danny freeman was in that meeting tonight and joins us with residents concerns and official answers. danny what can you tell us?
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(grant) day six in the battle against the northbay firestorm and for many - it's the sixth day of their new lives without a home. (pam)now those fortunate to have survived the catastrophe are left to pick up the pieces and start over. kron 4's ella sogomonian is in ronhert park with a santa rosa family who made it out alive. sot: ella sogomonian, ronhert park// "they've lost it all but they still have each other. this family had minutes to get out but they're now struggling like many others in the aftermath. they've been lucky to get one of the last room's at this hotel but not for long."(it's rough.")the mcalvain's are taking refuge at the best western in ronhert park with their two kids. they've been forced to share this small room since losing their home on carraige lane in the wikiup neighborhood of santa rosa to the tubbs fire. sot: krystal mcalvain, escaped fire//"by the time i had gotten to the car and was pulling out the flames were
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coming back over the hill behind out house and so as we were driving away that's what i saw in my rear view mirror." this video of old redwood highway road near their home is a frightening example of a similar challege they had getting onto 101 with racing flames and bumper to bumper traffic. sot: timothy mcalvain, escaped fire// "the flames were crossing over to hopper and the flames were going over my truck and i have my five month old in the truck."with minutes to flee they left it all and have been living on the help of friends and family who've donated food clothes and toys for the kids to get through this time. sot: ella sogomonian, ronhert park// "insurance is covering the family at this hotel for the next two weeks but then they'll have to figure out another plan before they can rebuild their home in the community the love. in ronhert park ella sogomonian kron4news." (grant) tmorrow fema will open a disaster relief center in santa rosa.. victims of the firestorm will get a change to visit a one-stop shop .... for obtaining personal documents, filing insurance claims, getting a new drivers lisence...and much
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more. you can literally get a new lisence on the spot. the event begins at 9 a- m... on the first floor of the press democrat building in downtown santa rosa. that address: 427 mendocino avenue. people will be there into the early evening hours to help folks start to piece their lives back together. (pam) if you are looking for information on road conditions, evacuation and shelter locations.... you can call the sonoma county information hotline at the number you see on your screen. you can also check to see if loved ones have marked themselves safe on facebook, or the website safe-and-well- the website safe-and-well- dot-org. (grant) and before we go to break... we wanted to take a moment and share with you some of the names and faces of people who were killed.(pam) here are just
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12 of the 36 lives lost....
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(grant) continuing our breaking news coverage of the deadly north bay firestorm.... there have been numerous reports of looters in the santa rosa area, many have simply turned out to be residents who somehow manage to make it past the checkpoints... however there have been a few arrestsstanley roberts reports. san francisco police, if you are here announce yourself. there are two types of looter patrols in and around santa rosa . police radio chatter there are the different law enforcement agencies and the
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there are people like we're out here holding down the neighborhood we got lights out back neighbors next door, neighbors next door we got neighbors on every block we're on the radios talking to each other and just generally making sure no one takes our neighbors stuffrex barneywhile agencies like sfpd are rolling around responding to report of looters local neighbors are standing there ground yes we had a bunch of looters on the street, fire guys sherif and sfpd knocking them down as soon as we call them so we got nothing we got nothing being stolen a bunch of people on foot getting caught getting dragged out of here so if your trying to come and get your stuff its safe just let these guys do their stuff in the meantime.i see you got your bats, yea we're just trying to keep the neighborhood safe its been pretty quiet around here there was one sign off wikiup that said my kids got caught looting on londonberry you mind if we walk around yea sure so while there are two types of looter patrols there is only one sanctioned by law enforcement agencies so if you decide to venture off into a neighbor if anybody comes in the area in the meantime whether if a disaster tourist or coming to checking your stuff. we don't know stay off the street otherwise where
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assuming your looting and deal with you accordingly make sure you're in a marked police cruiser otherwise you're on your own the gate was unlocked the sliding glass door was moved but it was still locked they might have tried it but was unsuccessful but the good open gate was worth the walk throughthe cops have been on regular patrol they have been in and out here every two minutes at least so where doing a pretty good job of keeping things as safe as we can in santa rosa stanley roberts kron 4 news (grant) santa rosa has put out a map .. it shows
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which houses have survived the fire .... and which ones are damaged or destroyed.(pam) it features highly detailed aerial images ... you can go house by you can go house by house, street by street. take a look... the red on the map indicates vegetation ... like trees and shrubs. if you want to know if your home survived ... kron 4 news is here to help. we did this during the kron four morning news.... and we are doing it again tonight. we will be looking up addresses submitted to our newsroom. (grant) right now we are looking at.... to get your address in, just use the kron four mobile app "report it" feature ... or go through the kron 4 website. give us the address in santa rosa... and any details you can provide, along with your story... when you were evacuated, what did you see... and we will do the best we can to get it on the air. be patient because the site has been overloaded throughout the day. the day.
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throughout the day.
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(grant) the air quality in the bay area has improved a little bit... but smoking is still clogging the air. this is from napa... where there is a thick haze lingering. people who live the areas affected by the fires are being advised to wear masks. the air is expected to remain an issue through the weekend.
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(pam) joinining us now is meteorologist anny hong... she's been tracking these wind conditions.... (anny hong): .seasonably cool conditions will persist overnight into friday before a warming trend develops over the weekend and into monday. another round of very dry conditions along with locally strong and gusty offshore winds will return friday night into saturday, especially over the north bay mountains and east bay hills. a cooling trend will begin next tuesday and rain chances are forecast to develop late wednesday into thursday.
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(pam) still ahead... we take a look at some local businesses in the north bay area... trying to keep their winery up and running without power....
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(grant) much of the coffey park neighborhood in santa rosa has burned down... but a few businesses have survived.(pam) and as kron four's philippe djegal reports a winery is going back to the basics to keep their business up and running.... he
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spoke with a longtime business owner who is just trying to get back on track. (philippe) the coffey park neighborhood in santa rosa... is now a shell of itself. blocks of homes -- no longer there.nats- the devastation has been apart of jon phillips' ride into work since monday. he owns inspiration vineyards and winery... which fortunately was not damaged in the fires.jon phillips/winery owner- "a lot of my friends and neighbors live in the coffey park neighborhood and just feeling horrible for them." phillips' crews are working through the disaster... doing their best to produce wine. he says most of it was barreled up before the fires... and, that the smoke hasn't affected the grapes.jon phillips/winery owner- "it's just finding work arounds, and just going back
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to the basics of when we started making wine at a very small scale, where we used a very minimal amount of technology. and, there are several other private companies in this business park just trying to get back into the swing of things... like, jon phillips, relying on generators to power up.jon phillips/winery owner- "it's just been a very trying time over the last week." phillips says he hopes his business lives up to it's name and inspires members of the community not to give up. he lives just four miles (philippe) (grant) still ahead... still (grant) (grant) still ahead... if you have an address you want us to look up... send it in. we will do our best to check and see if it survived the fire. use the report it feature on the kron four mobile app... or submit it to us through our website kron four dot com.(pam) plus...
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resident"just seeing the flames against the black sky...i'll never forget it. worst experience ever."mariano and christa domingo:"it was a pile. it was gone. it was nothing there!""the dirt is so hard, it looks and smells like blacktop""the likelihood of anything being left in the rubble is pretty slim.">
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(grant) now at 9:30... many residents in the north bay... who where allowed to check on their homes... returned to nothing.... as the massive wildfires rage on... and firefighters are racing to get ahead of advancing fires as the winds may help fuel them....(pam) and they are making some progress.... but sadly, the toll of destruction continues to rise....(grant) a week after the fires broke out... this is what we know. 35 people have died... including 19 in sonoma county. at least 57-hundred homes and buildings have been destroyed .. that number has increased by 2,200 from just yesterday. the fires
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have driven 90-thousand people from their homes. and the fire has burned more than 191-thousand acres so far. () if you are looking for information on road conditions, evacuation and shelter locations.... you can call the sonoma county information hotline at the number you see on your screen. you can also check to see if loved ones have marked themselves safe on facebook, or the website safe-and-well- dot-org. (pam) one of the hardest hit areas of the tubbs fire in santa rosa was journey's end mobile home park. many people thought it was a total loss. but kron four's spencer blake is live there tonight with news about the homes that survived. spencer? there is major destruction
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here as you've seen from our coverage throughout the week. but not everything at journey's end is a total loss. i spoke with a man who lives here, who actually helped save part of the mobile home park. he's a former firefighter, and noticed the back side of the park could still be salvaged, if only he could get help or a hose from active firefighters, which they gave him. (sot)"he got me three more guys, they went down on the other end, they worked their butts off, they saved that whole side, all the homes on that side. some of these people haven't come back yet
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because they think their homes are burned down. they're still there! we don't know how to tell them."(vo)homes still standing7 sahara street - backside facing kaiser from one end to the other is untouched7 across the street from that, going back almost all the way to the laundry room is saved, though there are a few lost.7 thanks to firefighters, and a journey's end resident who wasn't ready to give up. the sonoma county sheriff's search and rescue units are still out here trying to find any other bodies or remains this evening.live in santa rosa, spencer blake, kron four news. (grant) santa rosa has put
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out a map .. it shows which houses have survived the fire .... and which ones are damaged or destroyed.(pam) it features highly detailed aerial images ... you can go house by house, street by street. take a look... the red on the map indicates vegetation ... like trees and shrubs. if you want to know if your home survived ... kron 4 news is here to help. we did this during the kron four morning news.... and we are doing it again tonight. we will be looking up addresses submitted to our newsroom.(grant) right now we are looking at.... to get your address in, just use the
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kron four mobile app "report it" feature ... or go through the kron 4 website. give us the address in santa rosa... and any details you can provide, along with your story... when you were evacuated, what did you see... and we will do the best we can to get it on the air. be patient because the site has been overloaded throughout the day. (pam) it is going to be a long road of recovery for the thousands of people impacted by the firestorms.(grant) lieutenant governor gavin newsom spoke to kron four about what needs to be done to rebuild the community.
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biggest issue is that when you guys are gone, folks like me need to be here. if there is any lessons learned with disasters in the past, we tend to have short memories. insurance needs to step up, needs to be here. federal agencies and state agencies need to be here for the long run. that means we need to be there for the community. we need to rebuild it, and we will, there is no doubt about it. our flag is representative of the phoenix rising from the ashe. san francisco was built better and stronger, and there is no doubt that will happen here. it is just making sure it happens in a timely matter."> timely matter.">happens in a making sure it happens in a timely matter."> (pam) governor brown, along with u.s. senators dianne feinstein and kamala harris will visit sonoma county tomorrow. they have been waiting for the conditions to improve before visiting the area. this comes as fema - is set to open up its as fema - is set to open up its operations in santa rosa tomorrow as well.
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a state of emergency was declared earlier this week... and the white house signed off on sending in federal aid. (pam) still ahead... a family in santa rosa - is thankful tonight, after they were able to make it out of their burning house alive. tonight that family is searching for those officers to thank them...(grant) plus... find out if the smoke conditions across the bay area will impact games this weekend...(anny hong: weather tease)
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the league was thinking of moving the game down to levi's stadium or qualcomm stadium in san diego. the poor air quality caused the north bay wildfires... has been a problem for the raiders the entire week players wore masks and cut practice short. right now -- the air quality index in oakland is 159 it's considered unheatlhy, but the air quality conditions are expected to improve in the next couple days. the n-f-l will continue to monitor the air quality. they will provide an update via social media, if conditions worsen. here's jack del rio on the league's decision to keep the game at the coliseum "nah, i think will be fine. obviously it's a serious situation with what's going on up north a lot of people lives have been turned upside down, some people lost their lives. it's a tough deal, but it's all part of it for us. we adjusted during the week, we did the best we could with the situation and now we are prepared to go. we're looking to go and playing good football, we just need to play some good football".
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bringing you about evacuations in the city of healdsburg.(pam) we just got word from city officials clearing up an alert that was sent to us. officials say some areas of unicorporated sonoma county áánearáá the city of healdsburg are under a mandatory evacution...but that does not include the actual city of healdsburg. we're told parts of healdsburg are under an evacuation advisory..which is a warning to residents to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. again...the city of healdsburg
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is not under a mandatory evacuation order, but as you know that could change if this fire continues to spread. (grant) one family who lost their home in the tubbs family is on a quest. they are searching for the police officers that rushed into their burning home and saved them in the early morning. kron four's terisa estacio met with the family today. (estacio live ) it was truly an honor to talk with this family today i am here in santa rosa just off of fountaingrove pkwy near rincon ridge. the zechowys lost everything in the tubbs fire but that is not why the reached out to us they are on a mission. they want to find the officers who came to their rescue risking their own lives to save their entire family. (estacio) there is little left of the zechowy's home. only the stone pillars next to the mail box still stand. here's what their home.. used to look like. but the santa rosa family isn't really focusing on what is gone they are grateful (grant) santa rosa has put out a
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map .. it shows which houses have survived the fire .... and which ones are damaged or destroyed.(pam) it features highly detailed aerial images ... you can go house by house, street by street. take a look... the red on the map indicates vegetation ... like trees and shrubs. if you want to know if your home survived ... kron 4 news is here to help. we did this during the kron four morning news.... and we are doing it again tonight. we will be addresses submitted to our newsroom. (grant) right now we are looking right now we are looking at.... to get your address in, just use the kron four mobile app "report it" feature ... or go through the kron 4 website. give us the address in santa rosa... and any details you can provide, along with your story... when you were evacuated, what did you see... and we will do the best we can to get it on the air. be patient because the site has been overloaded throughout the day.
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(pam) joinining us now is meteorologist anny hong...
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she's been tracking these wind conditions.... (anny hong): .seasonably cool conditions will persist overnight into friday before a warming trend develops over the weekend and into monday. another round of very dry conditions along with locally strong and gusty offshore winds will return friday night into saturday, especially over the north bay east bay hills. a cooling next tuesday and rain chances develop late wednesday into thursday.
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(grant) a man in schellville, sonoma county came across one very haunting and unusual scene monday - a tree burning from the insideout. take a look... matthew mcdermott was driving around to find escape routes as multiple fires closed in on his area.(pam) while noting which roads were accessible, he came across a tree that appeared to have been hollowed out by embers and flames. the ominous glow -- peeking out through ulcerated holes in the tree's bark. (grant) the fires burning in the north bay are taking a toll north bay are taking a toll on crews. these are images of
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firefighters sleeping on chairs and some even on the ground. crews were able to get a small meal break before battling the flames. many firefighters from around the country have responded. (grant) we have complete coverage of the deadly north bay fire storm...on-air and online.(pam) keep it right here kron4 news at 10 is next
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(steve) tonight new video showing sonoma county deputies racing to save lives as the north bay firstorm broke out. (pam) we have also learned the death toll in the california wildfires has clibmed to 35. and tonight the danger remains --the fires are still very active and dangerous.. there are still some mandatory evacaution orders in effect. all this as firefighters brace for
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another round of expected high winds. good evening i'm pam moore.(steve) and i'm steve aveson. just a little while ago the sonoma county sheriff held an update.. kron4's charles clifford was there and joins us live from santa rosa... charles what is the situation tonight?

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